Journalist Jonathan Leigh has been smitten with Sylvia Blyden since the time Leigh worked at Concord Times paper and had described her therein with much excitement using these words, “This Chick is a Star to watch in this country”!!. That was way back in June 1994 when Jonathan covered Sylvia Blyden’s spectacular victory to become the first woman in History to win a Students Union Presidency at the University of Sierra Leone. Eighteen (18) years later, Leigh is still in a state of amazement of this Star of a woman. He expressed this on June 12th 2012 when he wrote on his front page that Sylvia Blyden is “amazing”.
Jonathan Leigh finds Blyden to be amazing because the woman is simply an enigma to many men like him.
If it is not an ill-bred Kalilu Totangi associating the person of Sylvia Blyden with demeaning, foul language inside the SLPP’s official paper twice in the last month or making up nasty allegations to publish, it will be Sorie Fofana embarrassing himself by expressing his non-subdued obssession via the dedication of virtually his entire front page to the woman’s beautiful photo with arms akimbo.
Meanwhile, Ibrahim ‘Coachie’ Mansaray has now confirmed that contrary to the star-struck Jonathan Leigh’s take on the incident at APC Party Offices, it was President Koroma who chastised him from the High Table when Coachie stated Mendes within SLPP were “stupid” in their political thinking.
According to Coachie, it was the chatisement of the President which made him retract his words.
Those watching at the scene and on TV will recall that the chastisement by President was done instantly Coachie spoke and in middle of Coachie’s address whilst reaction of Victor Foh was AFTER Coachie had finished his speech and handed over the mic.
Bottomline, what Journalist Jonathan Leigh cannot help but confess is, indeed Sylvia Olayinka Blyden is “AMAZING”. Leigh has said it yesterday just as he had predicted some 18 years ago that Sylvia Blyden was a rising star to watch in Sierra Leone.
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